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Reasons to work with Aurik

Understanding and Context

We understand your sector, its charter and the context within which you trade and do business. We know what types of SME’s are out there to make up part of your ESD solution.

Cashflow and Cost Advantages

The solutions we build optimise the ‘mix’ of financial and non-financial support to deliver the best blend of points to cost.

SME Supplier Performance

Our SME growth support sees that we source, select and capacitate suppliers for your supply chain to meet the standards of your service level agreements.

Time and Focus

Our client engagement approach optimises executive time allowing you to focus on your core business whilst being assured of your BEE points.

Compliant and Competitive

Our approach builds a solution suited to your business, resources and socio-economic conditions ensuring you remain relevant and competitive.


We offer a range of ESD solutions and business development programmes, allowing us to deliver short-, medium- and long-term options to meet your timelines.

Reputation and Confidence

We work with corporates and multinational companies across many complicated sectors at an international engagement and governance standard.

Impact and Quality

We care about what we do in all our engagements because what we do builds a more inclusive, sustainable and competitive economy.

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  • “AURIK’s reporting is easy to read and statistically driven.  That makes them measurable and providing a good overview of the progress of the process and the entrepreneurs. They go beyond anecdote and demonstrate evidence of performance. ”

    Bank-Assurance Client

  • “The AURIK process is well-structured and outcomes-driven.  As a project partner they left us in no doubt as to the next steps and provided clear visibility of communication and progress with entrepreneurs through each stage of the process. ”

    Food & Beverage Client

  • “We have already integrated our incubated suppliers into our supply chain and have experienced good service delivery, product insight and production quality.”

    Industrial Client

  •  “The entrepreneurs matched our selection criteria closely and were a good fit for our strategy.”

    Engineering Client

  • “Management of our ESD programme from AURIK has been thorough and detailed and their including all stakeholders ensured that we got the right entrepreneurs for our supply chain.”

    Engineering Client




By delivering the most competitive cost per point, compliant- and cashflow-managed ESD solution to deliver “bang-for-buck”.


By delivering a compliant strategy, effectively implemented we help support shareholder value creation and brand reputation

Supply Chain/Operations

By delivering capable, competent, growing SME suppliers that meet your service level agreement standards, earning uncompromised PP points.

Sales & Business Development

By building and approach to ESD that supports your positioning in tenders, set-asides and a solid BEE score.


Compliance to BEE provisions on Enterprise and Supplier Development, Preferential Procurement and Equity Equivalent and SME mandates in Ownership Trusts.


By designing and delivering a compliant and aligned SME strategy and programme that meet the ownership trust mandates.

Case Studies

  • ESD points secured

    ESD points secured

    The uncertain economy coupled with the need for good BEE scores left this industrial client in a conundrum. How can they preserve cashflow in these uncertain times whilst ensuring that they secure their ESD points?

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  • Delivering points in 2 days

    Delivering points in 2 days

    It was a busy and frustrating year. The politics of the day impacted the economy and our client was frustrated. Time had gone by and suddenly, 2 days before their annual BEE verification, they realised that they had not met their ESD obligations.

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  • Securing tenders and dealing with set-aside contracts

    Securing tenders and dealing with set-aside contracts

    Our client secured a tender but it carried massive localisation obligations. A localised supply chain had to be delivered within 3 years at a 60% target. Over the period, a fund was established and capitalised to the value of R200m.

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  • Chasing PP points

    Chasing PP points

    Industrial Sector Client needed to increase its performance on its ESD score. The full ESD budget was being spent each year earning the full 15 points. It was preferential procurement that was the challenge.

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  • Sourcing and selecting black, youth owned businesses

    Sourcing and selecting black, youth owned businesses

    A tech client wanted to identify and build 30 rock-star youth based tech enterprises. Aurik ran a source and search activity which yielded 918 applicants within 2 weeks.

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  • On boarding Black Owned SME Suppliers

    On boarding Black Owned SME Suppliers

    After receiving a call from our client regarding protest action around their mine site, Aurik was on a plane. The local community were protesting the lack of opportunity provided by the mine.

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